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Polish Culture Workshop with Pierogi Dinner
If you dont see a time frame that works for you please contact me to arrange that. This workshop is addressed to adults to learn and expend their knowledge of Polish history and culture. The course is also a perfect opportunity to gain more understanding of your Polish heritage or prepare you for a visit in Poland. As a Poland native born, I will take you on a tour what my country looks like today and share many stories about its history, events and people that shaped it in the past 100 years. Starting with a short language lesson, I will teach you few Polish greetings and how to introduce yourself in my native tongue. I will then cover Polish geography, climate and interesting facts. I will spend some time talking about Polish history, World War II, Solidarity movement and changes that took place in Poland in 1989 and helped the country flourish and transition to democracy. Moving on, we will learn about Polish traditions and I will show you a video of my brother’s wedding from Kielce, Poland. There are 16 National Holidays in Poland, and I will talk about my favorite, the All Saints Day. At the end, I will invite you to try my mom’s famous pierogi and share the recipe how to make them. Come join me to discover your roots, learn about Poland, and gain an appreciation for the rich tradition and culture of the Polish people!
Homestead Tour with Goats through the Woods
**Spring and Winter hikes** Arrowhill farm had a busy January/February! We now have added 50 new kids to our farm. Lots of cute cuddly baby goats to come and pet. Bring your mudboots and warm attire. We might be hiking through snow and mud! Every morning at 10 am our goat herd is released from their over night paddock to forage through our wooded dune lands. The farm is surrounded by the county’s recreational public Manistee forest with hundreds of acres of pure Michigan nature along beautiful sandy hiking trails. Guests begin the hike at the rendezvous goat barn with the goats. Here is where our goats can be pet and introduced, starting the hour long easy walking trail hike. During this gentle jaunt through the woods our guests will get to know our friendly goats by being able to hand feed treats, learn what shrubs are the goats’ favorite forage, and have any extra belongings (such as a water bottle) be panniered by our goats. Although this experience is routinely beginning every morning, sometimes we can flexibly arrange our goat hikes to start at anytime from 8am till noon. Our hike does wind in and off of our farm property as well so our guests will be given stories of farm life and all the ins and outs of what it takes to raise these wonderful creatures.
Dance with Clay - Heart of Madison
***Masks are still required at this time, safety first! Due to COVID, we are not offering drinks or snacks at this time, the price has been adjusted! *** We will begin your experience with a short demonstration of making a Bowl or Cup. After the demo, you will have time to practice and try out a few forms on the wheel. Of course, we hope to provide a casual experience for the guests. Our studio instructors will make sure you get the help you need on the wheel! Please note that you won’t be able to keep what you make due to the lengthy process involved in a completed product. Other things to note *We highly advise trimming your nails prior to the course! *Clay is a non-staining material that washes out with ease. *All classes will be taught by our experienced instructors. *We have two locations, this experience takes place at 1925 Monroe ST, Madison, WI. We have two locations, this experience takes place at the lower level of 1925 Monroe St. Madison, WI. We are located right below a retail store called GOOD Day SHOP and share a hallway with A Dead Anchor Tattoo & Body Piercing.
Milwaukee River Cruise with Cap'n Moe Four person minimum
We leave from The Cooperage Building, which has free parking adjacent to our docks and will spend 90 minutes on the Duffy boat. Iced coolers on board for you to bring refreshments and snacks. Boone and Crocket and their new outdoor patio for drinks post cruise, typically opens by 3pm. We will then head out and explore four sections of the Milwaukee River that include the Harbor District, The Hoan Bridge where the Milwaukee River flows in the Lake Michigan, the Third Ward, and the Downtown corridor. Once we see Lakefront Brewing, which marks the end of the downtown corridor, we will and loop back to the Cooperage Docks. The Milwaukee River is bustling with activity, kayakers, large tour boats, pleasure boats, and bridges which open and close several times along the way. Other things to note The Duffy Boat is covered and has zipped windows for comfort. We can be in 50 degree weather and still be cozy. I suggested shoes that you’d wear on a boat, flat shoe or sandal.
Alpaca Love
Spend an hour with alpacas on our organic hobby farm - where animals are family. Libby is the matriarch, Lizzy is her next in charge, and Chips and Salsa are their crias (and half-siblings) who were both born here at the farm in 2019. We'll start out with a meet and greet with the alpacas, providing you with their favorite grain to feed to them. Most days, Chips is a fan of bodywork, getting all of the scratching and loving you can muster. She was handled quite extensively after her birth and is a fan of humans - often bumping noses with guests during her investigation of them. Did you know that alpacas are huge fans of water? When the temps outside are warmer, you’ll be their favorite person when you turn on the hose at the barn to fill their kiddie pool and shower them until they are soaked through - and loving it! Don't be surprised if Polo, our 150-pound Pyrador farm dog tries to get in their pool, too. We're happy to answer all of your questions about our hobby farm, alpacas and other animals we keep and raise. We have lived here for about a decade and the farm and animals teach us something new each day. You'll also have an opportunity to visit our historic red dairy barn for a peek at vintage and local goods or to grab some quick refreshment for yourself.
Beautiful Guided Tubing Water Adventure
This is approximately a two+ hour guided water adventure set with a beautiful backdrop. No experience necessary. You will experience small rapids and beautiful scenery. Dress to enjoy the water and sun. Directions will be shared in regards to our local meeting spot. The tubing equipment will be brought to you along with a bottle of water. If you have a preferred beverage, bring it along (1-2 per guest) and we will provide cooler space. No glass bottles please. Note: Dress for water and sun. Water shoes highly recommended.
Tarot on the Lake
We will do a meditation to center, discuss your needs, and then do a 30 minute reading per participant. The reading will bring clarity with spirit providing both predictive and prescriptive solutions. Review of participant: Suzanne is a gifted medium who instantly tapped into a meaningful connection. Steele eased my first-time jitters with her kindness, taking her time, finding deeper guidance than I ever expected from a single reading. I found her reading possessed spot-on relevance and I felt her presence was warm, inviting, full of light and encouragement. I highly recommend her experience to anyone seeking higher guidance in any aspect of life, whether you've had prior readings with other mediums or if this is your first experience. I will definitely continue working with Suzanne because she exudes generosity of spirit and compassion beyond measure. Her reading was a pleasure, something I wish to experience again. Jenn Diamond
Wild Mushroom Foraging
Interested in learning about and foraging for wild mushrooms? As a certified Wild Mushroom Expert, I will lead you on a two hour mushroom foraging adventure on our 14 acre off-grid, small-scale farm. We will enjoy a nice walk in the woods (with 100-year old trees!) to check out known growing sites for both medicinal and edible species. During this experience you will learn basic mushroom identification characteristics, typical habitat features, and when to expect certain mushrooms to be growing. We will also discuss ways to prepare, preserve, and use the wild mushrooms.
Wilderness hike to Hungarian waterfalls
Winter is a beautiful time to get back in the woods!! Come check out the Hungarian Falls with me! No need to worry about directions! I will be taking you on a hike into the woods, to see some beautiful waterfalls! (note: at the end of summer and fall, the waterfalls slow down, but still amazing to see!) We will hike together uphill to the waterfalls, stopping along the way for pictures and breaks if needed. I can’t wait to share my passion for hiking in the Keweenaw with you! I also enjoy sharing facts about our local mining history along the way! I have been hiking these trails since I was a young boy and I am looking forward to getting to know you, while showing you one of my favorite local spots!! This hike is available year round!! You just need to have boots and snowshoes for the snowy months. (NOTE: The address on this experience is NOT my house and the place to meet at is the Tamarack Park on Highway M26 near Hubbell, MI)
Hike to Douglas Houghton Falls, Michigan's largest waterfall
Let me guide you to Michigan’s largest waterfall, Douglas Houghton Falls!! We will meet on side of the highway and then I will take you on a hike into the woods. After about five minutes we will be at the top of Michigan’s largest waterfall!! Once we reach the falls we will take the time to explore the surrounding areas on top of the waterfall! Safety will be the top priority on this experience!! With that said this hike is for people 18 years and older with no exceptions!! There will be opportunities throughout the experience to take pictures and have pictures taken by me if you would like :)
Cigar Smoking for Newbies
Join me at the Tasting Room cigar bar. This is one of Madison’s great little gems. The Tasting Room has the largest walk in cigar humidors in the area and offers a great selection of spirits, beer and non alcoholic beverages. I want to share cigar 101 basics for people who have never smoked cigars before going over the basic process of cigar making, choosing a cigar, the etiquette of cigar smoking, how to light a cigar, the tools required to successfully keep a cigar humidor at home and how to properly enjoy the flavors of cigar smoking. This class is for people who have never been shown the proper way to smoke high quality tobacco and maybe had not so great experiences with cigar smoking in the past because of a lack of understanding in this beautiful ancient tradition. Of course, this is for people over the age of 21. The Tasting room has many great spirits that pair nicely with a cigar from all over the world. There is also beer and non alcoholic beverages such as coffee as well. The duration is approximately 2 hours however a lot of this depends on the size of the cigar that is smoked. The cigar and drinks are not included in the total price. Cigars can range anywhere from 10-30 USD.
Backyard Beekeeping
Before you put your beekeeping veil on, we'll first review the workings of a honey bee colony and the basics of backyard beekeeping. We'll discuss equipment, safety precautions for working around a hive, and steps you can take to prepare your own yard for beekeeping. You will then have the opportunity to experience and photograph a honey bee hive inspection. All activities will take place outdoors. Other things to note: Honey bees are sensitive to how people behave. Please bring a calm and curious attitude.
Boat Cruise on the Madison Lakes
Enjoy a fun and relaxing escape out on the water with a boat tour on the Madison Lakes. We captain all of our tours so you can enjoy your cruise without worry! We pick you up at the designated spot, take you out on the lake, and then you can go swimming and/or we can stop at some local bars on the lake. All of the fun of boating, with none of the hassle!
Meet the Farm Babies of Heart and Soil Ridge
Cuddle a baby goat, hold a tiny chick in your hand, scratch a piglet, or watch a mother cow care for her calf. Cradle tiny Labrador puppies, or pet a baby kitten as it purrs. Perhaps even witness the miracle of a baby being born! Experiencing the innocence and beauty of baby animals on the farm is an unforgettable experience that reminds us of innocence, new beginnings, and respect for life around us. And, they are just plain adorable. Join us on the farm as we welcome in a new round of babies this year! We will start our time orienting you to the farm and offering a brief overview of how we use regenerative farming practices to better our farm, our lives, and our environment. As we move through the different classes of livestock we have on the farm, you’ll have ample time to connect with or hold the babies, take photos, and learn about that particular animal’s experience on our farm. Each animal is unique, and you will enjoy meeting the pigs, goats, chickens, puppies, kittens, and cows that call Heart and Soil Ridge their home. Some of our babies spend their first days in the barn, and others in the fields. Come ready to take a short hike out to the pastures to see those frolicking in the fields. We are here to answer questions, tell stories of our experiences with the animals, and allow you room to explore the new life we have here.
Biodiversity stewardship
Welcome to our home place! As you drive through the jackleg fence gate you will be greeted by Elijah & the two dogs. The sheep & hens are free range so keep an eye out for them crossing the lane as you drive in. Introductions will be exchanged as you take your time to get the appropriate footwear/clothing on & then it's time to discuss topsoil, mycelium & the benefits of no-till aeration in the front hayfield which is done by swine & fowl. Next it's time to feed the hens! You will be handed a scoop of whole scratch grains from the garden shed & be given a demonstration on how to call for the hennies & how to throw their grain. We have many different breeds of fowl, so be sure to feel free to ask "what kind of chicken is that!?!" The second half of the land use tour focuses on forest management, fungi, bee & bat habitat, watershed & so much more. The last part of the tour will be spent with our small flock of sheep & if it is in season, you will be offered the chance to try some delicious sheep milk! An absolute delicacy!!